The Trans-Tasman rivalry is going to be Reignited in a 5 match T20i series. The Aussies are touring to Kiwi Land. With the upcoming World T20 in the horizon, this is once again an opportunity to refine squads for both teams.
Historically Aussies have had a supreme upper hand against their Tasman neighbors New Zealand. The below visual overwhelming supports this fact. The result is quite shocking as New Zealand has only one single game over the past 15 years history.
Williamson Vs. Australia in T20i’s
Kane Williamson their best batsmen and leader in chief, himself hasn’t really enjoyed a great record against the fellow trans-Tasman rivals. He has an amazing record against all oppositions internationally.
However, with Australians the below visual shows how poor his record has been with the four games that he has played in his career so far.
The above figure suggests not only that his runs per inning is the least versus the Australians, but it also shows that his strike rate is quite poor.
Martin Guptill now a veteran among the Kiwi Squad, has enjoyed a wonderful white-ball career in general. He also owns one of amazing record 237 vs WI in an ICC event (50 over world cup 2015).
He also had an amazing knock of 100 runs off 54 balls in Auckland a few years back in a T20 game.
Above visual shows that he has enjoyed the best strike rate among all oppositions internationally versus Australia. As per recent news he has undergone a hamstring injury and squad is waiting for his result. hence the outcome of this result will play a very big role in the series versus Australia
Overall, as a batting unit the Kiwis would like to put up a better show in putting competitive totals on the board somewhere in the region of 180 to 190 in case of they are batting first.
Also, while chasing they would want to ensure that they are scoring much higher than that 125 strike rate next they have as a record so far. So it’s all to play for the Kiwis to come out on top against and a strong Australian T20 outfit.